Where do you live and what do/did you do for a living?

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  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I think it might be interesting to know where people live and what they do or did for a living.

    I live in the U.S. (Seattle) and worked in International Banking and also in an engineering lab among other jobs. I'm now retired.
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Live Darwin Australia 50+ years

    Jobs in order of remember

    Petrol pump attendant - London
    Analytical chemical student - London
    Biscuit packer and Christmas pudding packer - London

    Remaining Australia

    Strawberry picker
    RAAF medic
    RAAF radio technician ground
    Hospital Enrolled Nurse
    Hospital Registered Nurse
    Hospital Registered Nurse / Midwife
    Construction site Nurse
    Based in Darwin Ocean Oil Rig Safety Training Co-ordinater
    Various off shore rigs from Timor Sea, Escort rig across ocean from Australia to Mediterranean Sea then working on rig
    Construction sites various along 3,000 km construction of Alice Springs to Darwin railway line

    Minor odds and ends relief positions

    About it

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  5. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I live in Southeast, US and work as a marketing analyst. My firm helps companies, distressed and in good financial position, to better ''brand'' themselves.

    @ Michael, I've picked strawberries for fun once, and it's hard work! And a lot of bees were flying around. But, they taste so juicy and sweet, when you pick them fresh.

    @ Seattle, did you like banking?
     
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  7. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    My work history an i live in Indiana.!!!

    Findin an sellin cola bottles for 2 cents each.!!!

    Killin flys in my gran-maws resturant for a penny a peace.!!!

    Sellin shucked corn for 50 cents a dozen.!!!

    Mow grass wit a reel-type non-powered push mower.!!!

    Warshed dishes at my gran-maws resturant.!!!

    Takin orders an servin food at my gran-maws resturant.!!!

    Shined shoes.!!!

    Sold Chrismus trees.!!!

    Painted mail boxes.!!!

    Painted signs for the Red Cross.!!!

    Picked pickles.!!!

    Roofin.!!!

    Worked at a bakery.!!!

    Janitor work at Sears store.!!!

    Janitor work at Sears computer offices.!!!

    Janitor work at a YMCA.!!!

    Factory job in electronics.!!!

    Saw mill job while layed off from factory.!!!

    Janitor work at a restaurant while layed off from factory.!!!

    Mowed grass... weed eated... an picked up trash for city while layed off from factory job.!!!

    My next 2 jobs lasted 19 an 20 years.!!!

    Now workin at retired

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  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I'm a time traveler from the future. Trying to piece together the means to predict the future so I don't have to continuously alter it to get what I like. I've been to where you can see the big bang if you're close enough; wondering what a little tweak or there would do.

    My "job" doesn't pay, but the perks are nice enough.

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    :EDIT:

    And I live in Canada.
     
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  9. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    someone had to sell subprime mortgage bonds...
     
  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I live in the great White North.

    The first thing I ever did for money: My dad gave my brother (age 8) and me (age 6) some wrenches and some penetrating oil (now known as WD-40) and sent us out to take pulleys, etc. off an old threshing machine to sell for scrap. I don't remember if we actually made any money but we had a lot of fun climbing around and crawling inside.

    When I was about 10, I helped a friend sell newspapers door to door.

    I told somebody recently that I have been semi-retired most of my life but I have made money at carpentry, selling restaurant equipment, insulating, roofing, painting (both house and art), wood-carving, building cleaning, etc. I am currently almost fully retired except for a half-day a week.
     
  11. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I liked the aspect of international banking that I was involved in. I wouldn't have been in banking otherwise. I actually liked working in engineering because of the environment of that particular company and because I learned things that were outside of my formal schooling.

    Then again, when I worked briefly for Nintendo and Amazon I liked what I learned about their businesses but not so much the job itself.
     
  12. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Are you purposely ignorant or just very rigid in your views?
     
  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    What kind of (art) painting did you do? Oil?
     
  14. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Right... an all my jobs was also helpin people in one way or anuther.!!!

    I helped clean up the invironment... i cleaned work areas -- makin thangs more sanitary for peoples health… i grew... processed... an served food for people in need… i processed buildin material an repaired structures for human habitation… i helped manufacture electronics for peoples pleasure.!!!

    I like threds that give a person a chance to brag a little.!!!

    Huh... wit that work history it sounds like we might be cousins.???

     
  15. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    did you also sell compulsory loan insurance for the bank only that didnt cover the lost equity for the borrowers ?
    must have been great fun
     
  16. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Do construction jobs go on even when it rains or do you get a second job (maybe dish washing) for the more inclement weather in Australia?
     
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  17. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    OK, I live on the shores of one of Sydney's best surfing beaches, Maroubra.....

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    Been there for nigh on 40 years [at least in that area]
    Left school in 1959 after getting my Intermediate certificate, commenced an apprenticeship for Fitting and Machining with ICI of Australia [Imperial Chemical Industries] Stayed with the firm for 27 years obtaining my certificate in welding, and also becoming a Sailor crewing a three masted square rigged Barquentine from Cristobal [Panama Canal] to Sydney over 4 months.
    Was made an offer I couldn't refuse in 1986 and left to almost immediately obtaining employment in my trade with QANTAS.
    After 15 years with them, another offer to good to refuse was made, which I accepted and then finally built a house in Fiji and retired living a life of relaxation, enjoyment and three to four visits to Fiji each year.
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Toronto Canada.
    Web Developer for 25 years, now User Experience Designer.
    Actually, now resting on my laurels for the summer: a backyard jungle, cigars, coolers and sailing.

    Never had the guts to turn my illustration skills into money.
     
  19. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Acrylic.
     
  20. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'd like to try that sometime. I think you probably use a retardant for that the slow the drying time?

    I like watercolors but I have a few tubes (that I haven't used yet) of water mixable oils!
     
  21. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I live in the silicon valley and I dream of starting an original school of buddhism.
     
  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I've never used a retardant. I do use the bottles instead of tubes, so they're a little more liquidy.
     
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  23. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Texas.

    Currently work as a software engineer.

    Used to run a printing press. Have also worked in building maintenance.

    Also a musician, but never made much money at that
     

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